Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is a unique ministry-through-investment organization that offers Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod members the opportunity to invest their money, earn interest, and help build LCMS churches and schools at the same time.

LCEF - Central Region serves Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod organizations and members in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Learn more about LCEF at


2019 LCEF Minnesota South District Grant Recipients Announced


Lutheran Church Extension Fund helps empower Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod ministries with every dollar invested. LCEF provides customized loans and services for ministries as well as loans for rostered church workers who dedicate their lives to sharing the Gospel.

As a nonprofit religious organization, LCEF is blessed to direct operating results right back into mission and ministry. These $1,000 outreach grants are awarded to the following Minnesota South District LCMS organizations:

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Owatonna

  • Laundry Ministry

University Lutheran Chapel, Minneapolis

  • A study on Handel’s Messiah.

Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Waconia

  • Bethlehem Experience

The 2020 LCEF district outreach grant application process will begin in September 2019. Please visit for more information.

Partner with Lutheran Church Extension Fund and you can help provide funding for ministry! Learn more about investing in the Church via Lutheran Church Extension Fund at or contact your Minnesota South District LCEF Vice President Kai Larson at 952-223-2163 or